10 AI tools to simplify your life

Allison Lee

BY Allison Lee

17th May 2023 Technology

10 AI tools to simplify your life

In this digital age, there are plenty of AI tools at our disposal to enhance our daily lives. Here are ten AI tools to embrace and make your life easier in 2023

In the way that Apple is the first brand that comes to mind when one talks of smartphones, and Heinz is synonymous with ketchup, ChatGPT has certainly done an extraordinary job of making itself the frontrunner in artificial intelligence (AI). At least for now.

ChatGPT is an AI language model that took the world by storm after its developers released GPT3, a significant step up from GPT2 in terms of understanding and capability. Not only has this program made AI a more frequent conversation at the dinner table, but it also represents a milestone in the processing of natural language—anyone who has given this model a try marvelled at how human its conversations and interactions seem.

"ChatGPT has done an extraordinary job of making itself the frontrunner in artificial intelligence"

From generating creative pitches to creating a three-course dinner recipe for six accounting for allergies, the versatile ChatGPT can handle most prompts you key into its search bar, making it a valuable tool for personal and professional use. But why stop at one AI tool when thousands more are in the market? Here are ten other AI tools you should know about in 2023 to make your life easier in this digital era.

1. Decktopus AI

Ever got asked to make a presentation deck for a school project or meeting but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps designing is not your cup of tea, but you still want to impress your audience visually? Decktopus AI has got all your presentation needs covered.

Have your content ready to be keyed into Decktopus, then kick back and let the tool generate visually appealing and engaging presentations that will have your audience’s eyes glued to the screen. With a wide range of templates, elements and content suggestions at your disposal, Decktopus will be your best friend walking into that presentation room.

2. Paperpal

If you’re rushing to get all your great ideas typed out and have no time to spare for the nitty gritty grammatical or punctuation corrections, Paperpal is, well, your pal! This AI tool specialises in proofreading and editing manuscripts and can even suggest ways to enhance the quality of your written content.

Whether you are a student or a professional blogger, Paperpal will polish your piece until it shines. As if the functions aren’t enough, you can download the Paperpal Microsoft Word plugin and edit from within Word itself.

3. Consensus

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A big criticism that ChatGPT has received is that it tends to create inaccurate or non-existent citations and links when giving information. Consensus AI easily fixes this problem by helping you locate published papers relevant to your topic.

This tool is a godsend for researchers; simply key in the topic you are working on, and you can read the conclusion of each relevant paper and the paper itself if needed. However, Consensus is limited to several subject areas, such as social policy, medicine, mental health and economics.

4. Dall-E 2

The hard truth is that not all of us are artistically talented, but with a dash of Dall-E 2, we could be! Dall-E 2 is an AI model that converts text descriptions into images. The more specific you are with your prompt, the closer the final image will be to your desire.

Users can go as far as to suggest the art form and style that they would like the image to be generated in, and Dall-E 2 will deliver in a matter of seconds. This is a handy AI tool for anyone who wants to create art but lacks the capability or for designers to source inspiration—unless you ask it to depict hands.

5. Stable Diffusion 2

Think of Stable Diffusion 2 as Dall-E 2’s big brother. This image-editing tool not only generates images based on text prompts but also gives users control over details such as resolution, colours, details, and more. For image enthusiasts who are more obsessed with image editing than generating, this AI tool will take your images to the next level.

6. Lumen5

Since we’ve covered image-related AI, it’s only fitting to introduce a video-related AI. Lumen5 is a program that can transform written content into captivating videos. The AI analyses the text and inputs appropriate visuals and animations to produce professional-looking videos that you can share on just about any platform.

"Jumping on the Lumen5 train will ease the pressure on content creators and businesses to churn out videos"

If you aren’t satisfied with the output, simply browse through the enormous Lumen5 library to replace clips or text until you think it is ready to be exported. Jumping on the Lumen5 train will ease the pressure on content creators and businesses to churn out videos!

7. Soundraw

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Now, what about music? If YouTube has ever served you a copyright strike, you know how difficult it is to source free, great-sounding bops for videos. Enter Soundraw, an AI platform that allows you to create royalty-free original music.

After choosing the genre, speed, and length of your desired music, Soundraw will do all the work for you and compose unique tracks to accompany your video. No more copyright strikes!

8. Fireflies

Virtual meetings have become more frequent since the pandemic, and there are complementary AI tools that can make meetings more efficient and organised. Fireflies AI plugs into video conferencing tools and can perform myriad actions such as meeting transcription, summaries, conversation analyses and more.

With its AI-powered search, you can review an hour-long meeting in just a few seconds and locate the key points you need. Say goodbye to long nights of sifting through meeting minutes and hello to Fireflies AI!

9. Krisp

Also another plugin for video conferencing tools, Krisp primarily serves to remove background noise so you can maintain undistracted communication even when a baby is crying just next door.

"Krisp removes background noise so you can maintain undistracted communication even when a baby is crying next door"

The Krisp team is also working on new features such as a live timer so you know how long you’ve been speaking for and whether you should wrap things up soon, as well as a tone detector to alert you should you start sounding tired.

10. Deep Nostalgia

This AI tool will breathe life into static photographs through animation. Deep Nostalgia adds subtle movements and expressions to your images, making them appear realistic. This is a great tool to try out if you have some old photos lying around and would like to revive cherished moments.

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